Thank you for doing that up to now, in some cases over many years.
Firstly, because the situation in China is almost unprecedented in recent decades in terms of the severity of the clampdown by the authorities on Christians and on the church in China.
Secondly, because in the face of that difficult situation we are convinced that we need to do more, not less, for our brothers and sisters in China. Hebrews 13:3 (ESV) says: “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.”
Some of our Chinese brothers and sisters are in prison, including significant church leaders. Many are being mistreated, their churches locked and barred. We need to stand with them: this is not a time to pull back; it is a time to increase our service.
We are asking you to join with us in this battle for the souls of China’s people.
Ian Johnston, a China expert, writes: “The Chinese leader Xi Jinping is trying to construct a ‘new spiritual world’… and Christianity is a deep and a profound challenge to the Chinese government’s effort at constructing that new ‘spiritual world.'” The laws introduced across China on February 1, 2018, if strictly applied, mean that:
For much more information, please see a number of articles that explain the situation in the Director's blog.
We have a three-pronged approach.
To print the same number of books as we did last year would cost $150,000.
A big sum, but the Lord can provide!
2) OUR USB AND SD PROJECT
Last year we started a new project to put as much as we could onto USB flash drives and SD cards. Then pastors and leaders have a huge store of Derek’s materials. If the situation were to get worse, they have spiritual libraries in their hands.
Each device contains a copy of the Bible and a rich resource of 30 videos in Chinese of Derek’s core teachings, proclamation cards, 25 of Derek’s books in Chinese in eBook format, large numbers of audio teachings, and the new “Word from the Word” series – all in Chinese!
Each SD card costs $7 and each USB $8,
with a small service charge for the copy machine.
In 2018 you enabled us to produce 1,000 copies of each device. We want to at least double that this year, which would cost $35,000 at least.
UPDATE: We have worked with another organization to produce all of Derek’s series on Romans in Chinese. We believe this will be a critical addition to the USB and SD cards and the online platforms, to help the church in China stand firm on the Word of God.
3) DPM CHINESE WEBSITES AND APPS
More than 22,000 people have visited our DPM Chinese website, from 62 countries. More than 6,000 copies of Derek’s writings in Chinese in eBook format have been downloaded. Just under half of these believers are from China, with significant numbers from the USA, Taiwan, Canada, the UK, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. Also included are India, American Samoa, Russia and Malawi!
Here are just a few testimonies of those who have received the materials in different formats.
“I was really touched by God’s love after reading this article in WeChat. Thank the Lord for leading me to this platform.” (Sister Rong)
“Wonderful preaching! I made a detailed note on almost every word of this sermon, and shared with many friends. I like your WeChat platform, and want to learn more from Pastor Derek Prince’s teaching!” (Brother Wang)
And, from our China Team:
Brother He is a teacher of a bible school. He sent emails to us requesting training materials for beginners. We suggested he use our Self-Study Bible Course as training materials first. We also showed him how to download more of Derek’s books from our website, and gave him the address of the online course website. He followed our instruction and started to use them for his school.
The DPM–China team has been working for many years to serve the Chinese church. We have seen the church in China in the past in a difficult situation like the present one; and after that period we saw out of those ashes the enormous growth that came subsequently, probably the fastest growth of any church on earth.
We believe that God will therefore bring a new revival after this period of pressure.
The house that is damaged in an earthquake needs not to be deserted, but repaired and strengthened for the family to live there in the years ahead. We believe that is the role of Derek Prince Ministries in China at this time. We must be doing all that we can to prepare the church for days of blessing ahead.
In His love and grace,
Director, Derek Prince Ministries–China
For our three-pronged approach above we are needing a total of $230,000.
Please PRAY with us for the Lord’s provision.
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